10 months ago
Last edited at 8:35AM on 2/26/2013
There is no simple answer to that question. "Arguments" can consist of anything from a difference of opinion about a topic .. to a wrong doing. There is no need to apologize for forming your own opinion which may be different from someone else's..Some people like to defend their opinion so strongly that a discussion or debate escalates into an argument. That is when it's better to simply agree to disagree .. NOT apologize.
Apologies are usually made for hurtful comments or bad behaviours NOT for the argument itself. You can still have a civil argument ..if and only IF you stick to the agenda of discussion. Once someone's argumentative tactics turn hurtful and destructive .. THEN you've got something to apologize for. It's not a competition about who's the "bigger person".
It not so much telling someone you are wrong and they are right, it's being the first to say "lets end our difference" because you care enough about the other person having to suffer the loss just so you can win. You are the bigger person when you stop the contest where you know someone you love will fail.
No its depends because they can either know that there wrong and feel guilty about it so they would apoligize but if no one wants to apoligize and it gets out of hand the first person to apoligize is the bigger person